Two-day Statewide Energy Forum Starts Thursday; Princeton's Dr. Socolow to Open with Remarks

Two-day Statewide Energy Forum Starts Thursday

7/16/2007 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Date: 07/16/2007

The New York State Department of Public Service will hold an Overview Forum on July 19-20, 2007 at Albany Law School regarding the recently announced Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard initiative. The Overview Forum is co-sponsored by the Government Law Center of Albany Law School.

Opening remarks will be delivered by Dr. Robert Socolow, professor at Princeton University and co-director of Princeton's Carbon Mitigation Initiative, and co-author of the landmark study identifying stabilization wedges as an approach to greenhouse gas emission mitigation.

Other speakers include:

  • David D. Brown, IV, Executive Director, New York State Dormitory Authority;
  • Paul A. Tonko, President and CEO of the New York State Research and Development Authority; and
  • representatives of utilities and energy service companies.

Specific topics to be discussed at the Overview Forum include:

  • the potential for energy efficiency in New York State;
  • energy efficiency programs in California, New York City and across the Northeast;
  • present and future approaches to energy efficiency; low-income and environmental justice concerns;
  • business and technology programs, products and solutions; and
  • energy efficiency challenges.

The Overview Forum will be moderated by the Public Service Commission's Administrative Law Judge Eleanor Stein, who is presiding over the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard proceeding.

For complete information and agenda, see the Press Release. [PDF]